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Benign and Malignant Soft Tissue Tumors eMedicine

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Description: Present achievements in the field of soft tissue tumors are the result of advances in molecular biology, oncogenetics, imaging techniques, immunochemistry, diagnosis by fine-needle aspiration, surgical reconstruction, radiation therapy, and tissue banking. Benign soft tissue tumors are fairly common and are treated with surgery alone. Prior to the 1970s, surgery was the primary therapy for malignant soft tissue tumors, and most patients with high-grade tumors had a poor prognosis and a significant mortality rate. Since the mid-1970s, radiation therapy, chemotherapy, and advanced surgical techniques have helped increase long-term survival and decrease the need for ablative surgery. Future advances in molecular oncology may further improve diagnostic, prognostic, and treatment protocols for patients with soft tissue sarcomas.

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Author/Contact: Shidham et al
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Language: English

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Added: Sat Mar 24 2007